Nigerian born British singer, songwriter, producer and composer,
Ila who is reported to suffer from 'gender dysphoria' also flaunts her very committed relationship to her white partner.
The photos show Ila with her parter, rocking male clothing as well as a very male hair cut and accessories, playing the male role in her relationship.
Sade's song "Smooth Operator" brought her to limelight and she has constantly evolved/ reinvented herself while remaining relevant today.
She remains the most successful solo female artist in British history; selling over 110 million albums worldwide.
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See photos above.
Watch Sade Adu in 'Smooth Operator' below: